Another 63 members of the Border Guard Police (BGP) who fled from Myanmar have taken refuge in Bangladesh. They took refuge in Bangladesh with weapons on Wednesday afternoon through North Konapara border of Hoikang in Teknaf.
Teknaf-2 BGB captain Lt. Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed confirmed this information and said that 63 Myanmar BGPs have been kept in the camp of Waikong. All of them are being verified whether they are members of BGP or not.
Mohiuddin Ahmed said, due to various reasons, including linguistic problems, complete identity could not be confirmed yet. However, the information that has been collected has given an initial impression that all of them are associated with the Myanmar Border Police.
Earlier, in the last four days, 264 members of the Myanmar Army, BGP and others took refuge in Bangladesh. A total of 327 people have taken refuge in Bangladesh.
Recently, the clashes between the rebels and the military junta of Myanmar have created tension on the Bangladesh border. The day-long clashes and the sound of heavy ammunition coming from the other side do not stop the panic in the Bangladeshi towns on the Myanmar border. Unable to survive the ongoing conflict with the Arakan Army, members of Myanmar’s border guard force BGP are taking refuge in Bangladesh.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) says that members of the BGP, Myanmar Army, immigration personnel, police and other agencies have entered Bangladesh so far due to the ongoing conflict inside Myanmar. They have been disarmed and taken to safe haven.